|City and Commune|
|Nickname(s): "City of the eternal spring"|
|Coordinates (city): Coordinates:|
|Region||Arica and Parinacota|
|• Alcalde||Waldo Sankán Martínez (Independent)|
|• Total||4,799.4 km2 (1,853.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||38.6023/km2 (99.9796/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||country 56 + city 58|
Arica is a city in Chile. It is the capital of the Region of Arica and Parinacota and the Province of Arica since October 2007. It has a population of 194,000. It is known in Chile as the City of the Eternal Spring and is the Northern Door of the country. It has one of the most historic places in Chile, the Morro.
The city was founded in April 25, 1541 as San Marcos de Arica.
Notable residents[change | edit source]
- Dante Poli - Former football player
- Hipólito Unanue - Physician, and briefly president of Peru
- Américo - Chilean singer
References[change | edit source]
- (Spanish) "Municipality of Arica". http://www.municipalidaddearica.cl/. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
- (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Arica|
- Municipality of Arica (Spanish)